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18u Northern NAFA Nationals

2022 18U Gold Champions: MN Elite Rubischko

NAFA 18U National Tournament Eden Prairie-Chaska 2023

Dates: July 27-30, 2023

5-game guarantee, 72 teams
* All teams will play three pool games on Thursday and Friday. Bracket play begins on Friday afternoon. All teams are guaranteed to play into Saturday.

Bracket: Gold, Silver, Bronze

Miller Park in Eden Prairie, Community Park in Chaska

$700 registration fee payable to NAFA. Gate fee $200 per team paid to Eden Prairie Fastpitch Association used to pay for field rental and field maintenance.

Two-man umpire crews for all pool and bracket games.

18 U Hotel Information

Tournament Contacts

Eric Kraushar

MN State Director/Tournament Director

Phone: 651-328-7453

Field Maps

Tournament Information

2023 NAFA 18U Northern Nationals

Pool Play: July 27-July 28, 2023
Bracket Play: July 27-30, 2023

Parade of Teams: none

Pin Trading: Optional -- teams can order pins; girls can trade with other teams during the tournament.

Gift Exchange: Optional -- teams switch gift bags upon conclusion of their first pool game. Spend no more than $10-12. Think fun. Candy, Dollar Store items, etc. I will email teams a coach list if they want to participate.

Teams Registered

Number of Teams NAFA REG # Team Name Coach Name Registration Paid
1 Kentucky Intense Valor Greg Ealrywine
2 Dukes Todd O'Brien
3 WI23-18-12 ISA Royal Jenna Woepse
4 MN23-18-01 Bullheads Fastpitch Aaron Wilfahrt
5 WI23-18-08 Rock River Stix Ritzema Matt Ritzema
6 Madison Revolution Emma Capuano
7 Rhino Wisconsin Ashley Panici
8 WI23-18-11 Central Wisconsin Edge Eric Losee
9 IL23-18-05 Kishwaukee Valley Storm Steve Heide
10 IL23-18-14 Sycamore Sycos Eric Simmons
11 WI23-18-13 Rock River Stix Pease Jim Pease
12 MN23-18-05 Midwest Speed Gaston Tommie Gaston
13 (Pending) Goodview Sandlot Mitch Grossell
14 (Pending) Northern Ice Scot O'Flaherty
15 WI23-18-15 Mississippi Valley Pride Mesa Heit
16 WI23-18-16 Southwest Wisconsin All Stars Dave Gratz
17 WI23-18-18 Northwest Lightning Dave Zebro
18 (Pending) Express Fastpitch Rick Vernon
19 IL23-18-10 Grayslake Pride Anthony Smith
20 MN23-18-05 Clutch Hitters Hanson Rich Hanson
21 MN23-18-04 Clutch Hitters Jensen JJ Jensen
22 (Pending) MN CHAOS Chad Christians
23 ND23-18-01 River City Wolfpack Kyle Christensen
24 (Pending) Minnesota Stix Kim Jones
25 MN23-18-03 MN ICE 18U Smith Brett Smith
26 MN SnoCatz 18U National Jeremy Schauer
27 (Pending) Queen of Diamonds Purple Troy Fields

2022 NAFA Northern Nationals 18U Pools & Brackets


1st - MN Elite Rubischko, 2nd - Badger Blitz, 3rd - Kaukauna Ghosts, 4th - TC Blitz

1st - Wisconsin Bandits Gold, 2nd - MN Starters National, 3rd - Windy City Rage, 4th - MN A's Zwack

1st - Mad City Panic, 2nd - Yankton Fury Red, 3rd - Fargo-Moorhead Blaze Blue, 4th - MN Riptide